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Now's the Time: Part 3-5

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* You wouldn't even look at us man...we had to come up and grab you. We really thought you were fixin' to kill him...

* I don't remember that...

* You don't? Well, we dragged you off of him, trying to talk some sense into you. Then he comes over, with a bottle in his hand, the bottle you was drinkin' from, and cracked it over your head...

* He did? Then what happened?

* Then we cracked his head...That dumb motherfucker, we save him from gettin' stuck, and then he tries to kill you...

* So where's he at?

* I don't know. I don't really care either. Probably in the hospital, that'd be my best guess...

So they'd brought him home, after taking him to the knitting factory to get his skull stitched up. They gave him the steak to hold over his eye and a bag of ice to hold over his head. It hurt so badly he wasn't even trying to drink the pain away. He just wanted to sleep, and forget. When the boys were telling him what happened he hadn't remembered most of it. And that scared him.

But then she came in, grabbed the suitcase she must have already had packed and ready, and strolled out his door. He didn't have the energy, or the interest in getting up, or even saying anything to her. That's it, he thought. No more drugs, no more women, no more pain. At least it's over.

But it wasn't over.

Continue to Part 4.

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